Travel Blogs from Verona
July 25, 2014
This morning we had breakfast at the hotel– it was quite crowded here. I rang Zia
Nanina and then Libera – to touch base about visiting when Josy comes. Then we
bussed into Verona. We had another little look around but mainly wanted to shop
at the Coin dept store again. I bought a couple of little …
... on their first night.
Damien, Belinda and Dave Morris-Munns (the adopted son) fly in from Barcelona. No airport pick up, but a 5 litre beer flagon is personally delivered to Arena Dreams apartment by Ernesto himself (the personal touch is what keeps ET in front of the pack).
Joely and Eds fly through a storm (unarranged) at Venice Airport ...
... what a dirty ****** sewer of a city. The canals and waterways, however ancient, have the feel of some cheap ill-conceived tourist attraction. The gondolas look like they're all piloted by local prison inmates on a day release program, and the water busses, which seem to be the primary mode of transport, are slow, uncomfortable, hot and look like they were probably used to transport Italian troops during the First World War. While I'm talking ...
... our hotel was located. The hotel was gorgeous and situated steps from St. Mark's Square! Venice is absolutely magical, especially at night. While we were strolling we kept feeling like we were in a fantasy land. Now we know why Disney used Venice as his inspiration for DisneyWorld!! We took a ...
... song, he wants you all to join in and sing along as much as you can, and we have to have the obligatory anti war and terrorism message about two thirds of the way through. But that's OK, we don't mind, as freeloaders, we're just happy to be there.
Right, that's it for now. After all that brilliant music, the next concert is tomorrow night and is The Back Door Boys, Ali says he's going to be washing his hair so he can't go, so don't expect a review ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsMaxim Hotel Verona
Hotel is outside of walled city but no problems if driving. Decor and building look dated but rooms and amenities ok. Undercover, secure parking and breakfast included in tarriff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maxim Hotel Verona
We only stayed for one night. Room was OK, breakfast was OK, personal very friendly and we got very good internet price. Only stay in this hotel if you got a car.
Grumpy head waiter
This hotel is not convenient for visiting the signts of Verona unless you want to spend a fortune on taxi;s
The Head Waiter was grumpy and very unhelpful. We had Evening meal once in the hotel but after the serivce we received, ate out other nights.
The Receptionists were very helpful
this hotels biggest fault is the location.....really far from the arena and you have to walk a mile to get a bus. Service was good and breakfast was ok....all in all ...nothing special
Unless you are driving, stay in the city
Absolutely no charm and NOT easy to get to the city center despite what their website says. YOu can take a cab to the train station & then buses to the arena. But it was a major hassle. Unless you have a car that you want to park, I would not stay here. Front desk person very nice when I arrived exasperated with public transport but if you really want to see verona, stay in the old town.